Arrow – Season 8 Episode 7

“Purgatory” Arrow continues its final season victory lap with the return to where it all began and a few blasts from the past in the mix. Could Arrow ever have ended without one more trip to Lian Yu? The answer to that is a definitive no! Oliver Queen’s island prison has been a permanent fixture…

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 6

“Reset” Arrow delivers its take on a time loop as a test from The Monitor with the surprise return of an old friend to complicate the situation further. I still remember the days when Arrow was a grounded street level superhero show where you would never expect to see a time loop episode play out….

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 4

“Present Tense” Arrow merges the two timelines and forces the team to consider the legacy they’re building with their actions. The cliffhanger in the previous episode had a great deal of potential attached to it and it’s great to see that no time is wasted in living up to that. Bringing the young characters back…

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 3

“Leap of Faith” Arrow reunites OIiver with Thea on a trip to Nanda Parbat in an attempt to find out more about The Monitor. Having Thea back on the show is always welcomed. She has grown a great deal over the years and her presence on the show is sorely missed. It’s great that this…

Arrow – Season 8 Episode 1

“Starling City” Arrow begins its eighth and final season with a trip down memory lane to the beginnings of Oliver Queen’s crusade. TV shows in their final season often get nostalgic because they’ve earned the right to do so. Seven seasons on the air builds up a significant legacy and Arrow has always been good…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 23

“Life Sentence” Arrow closes out its sixth season with an F.B.I. team-up, a last stand for Ricardo Diaz, a possible status quo change and oh so many handshakes. The previous episode ended with a cliffhanger in the form of Oliver making a deal with Samanda Watson to have the F.B.I. step in to help him…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 22

“The Ties that Bind” Arrow prepares for the season finale by escalating the conflict with Ricardo Diaz and throwing seemingly insurmountable odds at the characters. The villains in Arrow have always been somewhat repetitive in their approach to taking on Oliver Queen and the people he surrounds himself with. This observation isn’t entirely a criticism…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 21

“Docket No. 11-19-41-73” Arrow puts Oliver Queen on trial and makes many of the other characters make difficult choices when they are made to testify. The trial story has been left on the back burner for so much of this season. It had gotten to the point where I was sure that the writers had…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 20

“Shifting Allegiances” Arrow brings Rene back from his extended stay in the hospital as Oliver tries to get himself an audience with Ricardo Diaz using some very risky tactics. Rene’s presence has definitely been missed on the show. The alternative Team Arrow just aren’t as interesting without him for some reason I have trouble putting…